Xp print balloon

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I have an unusual question.
Since I installed service pack 2, with each print job a
balloon pops out indicating the print status (over the
printer on the task bar). This is driving my users to
distraction. Is there a way to turn this feature off?
Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Ken wrote:
    > I have an unusual question.
    > Since I installed service pack 2, with each print job a
    > balloon pops out indicating the print status (over the
    > printer on the task bar). This is driving my users to
    > distraction. Is there a way to turn this feature off?
    > Thanks

    Possibly TweakUI can do it. It is in XP Powertoys:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    It has an item in the "Taskbar" Window called "Enable balloon tips" that can
    be unchecked. This gets rid of most of these annoying balloons. I'm not sure
    about
    the printer status, but try it.

    Hope this helps.

    Dick Kistler
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Thanks I will give it a try
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Ken wrote:
    >> I have an unusual question.
    >> Since I installed service pack 2, with each print job a
    >> balloon pops out indicating the print status (over the
    >> printer on the task bar). This is driving my users to
    >> distraction. Is there a way to turn this feature off?
    >> Thanks
    >
    >Possibly TweakUI can do it. It is in XP Powertoys:
    >
    >http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xp
    powertoys.mspx
    >
    >It has an item in the "Taskbar" Window called "Enable
    balloon tips" that can
    >be unchecked. This gets rid of most of these annoying
    balloons. I'm not sure
    >about
    >the printer status, but try it.
    >
    >Hope this helps.
    >
    >Dick Kistler
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    "kenuga" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7ac901c48499$bc52eb30$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > Thanks I will give it a try
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Ken wrote:
    >>> I have an unusual question.
    >>> Since I installed service pack 2, with each print job a
    >>> balloon pops out indicating the print status (over the
    >>> printer on the task bar). This is driving my users to
    >>> distraction. Is there a way to turn this feature off?
    >>> Thanks
    >>
    Don't know if you're still listening, but I think I figured it out.
    Go to Printers and Faxes and double click on it(I have it on
    the start menu and in the control panel). Go to:

    file > server properties > advanced and uncheck "Show informational notices
    for local printers" and/or "Show informational notices for network printers"

    Hope this helps.

    Dick Kistler
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